It’s been a while since we talked about Skatistan (6 issues ago). It was one of our first stories in our first issue. So we have a particularly soft spot for this story and we bring it to you with a heaping side of girl power. I bring to you this excerpt according to http://www.skateistan.org/ksr (which is also where you can help donate by the way)–
16-year-old Madina is one of Afghanistan’s most talented skaters. Starting out in Skateistan’s creative arts and skateboarding program, Madina began as a student but has quickly become an excellent female role model and an inspiring teacher.
Only 13% of Afghan women can read, and over 70 000 Afghan children work in the streets daily to support their families.
Since joining Skateistan, Madina has gone from ordinary Afghan girl to a TEDx speaker. In 2014 she represented Afghanistan at UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum in 2014 – her first time leaving her country.
Help us Keep Skateistan Rolling, and continue to offer leadership opportunities to the youth of Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa through skateboarding.
So help Skatistan Keep Rolling by donating a couple bucks to them to reach their 20K goal. That’s like showing your homies some love by buying them a couple drinks… And for your efforts you have the opportunity to win:
From July 1st-31st donors who sign up to make a monthly donation of 20 USD (15 Euro) or more will be automatically entered to win a Skateistan prize pack:
- a copy of the book Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan signed by Skateistan’s executive director Oliver Percovich
- an original Afghan scarf
- a limited edition “Keep Skateistan Rolling” pocket t-shirt that features a photo of Madina
- a limited edition “Keep Skateistan Rolling” paper-watch
So here’s that link once again!
EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS AND THEY ARE JUST UNDER 6K UNDER THEIR GOAL.